Santa Claus, Indiana

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2013 Best Small Towns in America

Contest ends:  September 3, 2013

165 Votes - "Most Fun"
10 Votes - "Friendliest"

Description

Located between Interstate 64 and the Ohio River, tiny Santa Claus is a place where everyone feels like a kid. The town that honors Christmas all year has many year-round attractions: Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari, Santa’s Candy Castle, Christmas Lake Golf Course, the Santa Claus Museum, and Lake Rudolph Campground & RV Resort. It’s no wonder that it’s consistently a contender for Most Fun Small Town in the Best of the Road Rally. Amusements at the Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari theme and water park take their inspiration from holidays, including Thanksgiving, Halloween, and the 4th of July. The park, which attracts more than 1 million visitors annually, is also home to The Voyage, repeatedly cited as one of the world’s best wooden roller coasters. The Santa Claus Museum and Village chronicles the town’s history with artifacts, vintage toys, and documents---including letters to Santa from around the world. Indeed, in the early 1900s, the town experienced controversy due to the large influx of holiday mail. The original post office as well as the Santa Claus Church and Statue are also on site. Santa’s Stables offers horseback rides of varying lengths through trails in the woods as well as pony rides for smaller kids, who also appreciate Frosty’s Fun Center with mini-golf, games, and food. You can also enjoy shopping and dining locally with St. Nick’s Restaurant, the Santa Claus Christmas Store, and Kringle Place Shopping Center. A lodge and cottages are available in addition to the campground.

Love Holiday World. Best amusement park for the price.
Reviewed by Besomobile72
on September 17, 2012
LOVE THIS PARK!!!!!!
Reviewed by kyleholman
on September 17, 2012
In addition to being very family-friendly, the free parking, free parking and a shuttle, free sunscreen, and free unlimited soft drinks, Holiday World is also very "food allergy aware". Check out their website for all the details. A long-time friend of mine traveled about 5 hours to Southern Indiana and had a little trouble finding things his young daughters could eat at fast food restaurants, however, that wasn't a problem during their visit to Holiday World! The availability of allergen-free foods was one of their deciding factors in traveling to the area. The only things you need to remember are clothes to wear over your swimsuit, comfortable shoes, and a towel!
Reviewed by CheffyL
on September 17, 2012
Love to take our chldren and grandchildren to the park. We have camped at Lake Rudolph several times,the campers are extremely clean. The kids love to ride in golf carts and loved Halloween weekend.
Reviewed by s
on September 17, 2012
Santa Claus, Indiana gives you so much to do on a daily basis. I love going up there every year.
Reviewed by Rcox75
on September 17, 2012
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